Vintage Crochet Bag Patterns – An Opera Bag





Materials
2 large balls “Glossilla Crochet”
Star crochet hook, No. 3 1/2
1 amber crochet hook, No. 7.





THE Rose is made first.
Chain 6 and join in a ring. Use Star hook.
Second round : chain 5, * 1 d. c. in the ring, ch. 2 and repeat from * 4 times, join to third chain of the chain 5 at the beginning of the round, with a slip stitch, thus forming six spaces.
Third round : turn, 1 s. c, 6 d. c, 1 s. c, all in the first space, repeat in each space of round, chain 3, turn work and catch around the first spoke of second round, with a slip stitch.
Fourth round : chain 6, catch around next spoke and repeat all around.
Turn work.
Fifth round : 1 s. c, 9 d. c, 1 s. c, in first space and repeat all around, chain 3 and turn.
Sixth round : catch around first spoke of fourth round with a slip stitch, ch. 8 and catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn work.
Seventh round: 1 s. c, 13 d. c, 1 s. c. in each space all around, ch. 3 and turn.
Eighth round : Catch around first spoke, ch. 10, catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn work.
Ninth round: 1 s. c, 15 d. c, 1 s. c. in each space, ch, 3, turn.
Tenth round: catch around first spoke of eighth round, ch. 12, and catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn work.
Eleventh round: 1 s. c. 17 d. c, 1 s. c. in each space.
This completes the rose.
Twelfth round:
chain 7, catch back in second ch. to form a picot, ch. 8, catch back in 3rd ch., ch. 2, thus forming one set of picots, catch with s. c. in sixth stitch of petal. Make another set of picots, as directed, and catch in twelfth stitch of petal. Continue in this way, making a set of picots and catching in the sixth and twelfth stitches of each petal all around.
Thirteenth round : 1 set of picots, catch in center between the 2 picots of preceding round, chain 8 snugly, catch in next center, turn the work and in the chain 8 just made, make 16 s. c, ch. 3 and turn, 15 d. c. on the 16 s. c. just made, ch. 3 and catch down in same space, * 1 set of picots, catch in center between next two picots, 1 set of picots, catch in next center, chain 8 snugly, catch in next center, turn, 16 s. c, chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c, ch. 3, catch down as before and repeat from * twice.
Fourteenth round : 1 set of picots, catch in center between the 2 picots of preceding round and continue as the twelfth round was made, excepting that the picots are caught in the third, middle and thirteenth stitches of petals. (Three times.)
Repeat the thirteenth and fourteenth rounds until there are five petals in each corner. There will be more picots between the petals on each round. Fasten off.
Make second side like first.
Join the two sides with a single row of picots, caught alternately in the centers of picots of the two sides.

Border around the top.
First round : make 1 s. c. in center of some picot space, * ch. 6 and catch in center of next space with 1 s. c. and repeat from * all around. Join.
The ribbon holes are next to be made ; ch. 5, * 1 d. c, ch. 2, skip 2 chs. and repeat all around.
Make another round of ribbon holes, putting the d. c. in the spaces of preceding round.
Then a round of picots caught down in alternate spaces. Fasten off.
Then make a round as the first round of top was made, working from the wrong side. Turn; make 7 s. c. in chain just made, 1 s. c. in center and repeat all around. Turn ; ch. 8 and catch down in the s. c. of previous round and repeat all around.
Turn : * 5 s. c. in chain just made, ch. 3 and catch back to form picot, 5 s. c. in chain, 1 s. c. in center and repeat from * all around.

Balls: chain 4 and join in a ring. Make 8 s. c. in the ring. Do not join, as the balls are worked around and around, both threads of stitch being taken up.
Second round : put 2 s. c. in each stitch of preceding round.
Third round: 2 s. c. in first stitch, 1 s. c. in each of the next 3 stitches and repeat all around ; 20 stitches in all.
Make six more rounds of 20 s. c, then two rounds, skipping every third stitch on each round. Fill with cotton and work around, skipping every other stitch until one remains, chain 13 and fasten off. Make 17 more balls in the same manner. Join them into pairs by catching the third stitch of the chain of second ball through the chain of the first ball, then finish chain and fasten off. Fasten two balls on each corner of bag, two in center of lower edge, two in each rose and two on each of the slip balls on cordeliere.
Make cordeliere as follows : make a chain five yards long, or longer if an extra length cordeliere is desired. Turn, skip the chain next to the needle and make 1 s. c. in each succeeding ch. until the work measures 16 in.; then, without breaking thread, make another chain, long enough to reach within 16 in. of the beginning of first chain made. Make 1 s. c. in each chain to the end, thus forming two ends to be run through the ribbon holes, with two long chains between.
Now, with amber needle, crochet a chain, beginning at the end of one s. c. strip and ending at the other s. c. strip, using the two lengths of chain as one thread.





Slip balls: chain 6 and join in a ring, 12 s. c. in the ring.
Second round: 2 s. c. in each stitch. Make six more rounds of 24 s. c, followed by 2 rounds, skipping every third stitch. Fasten off, but leave a long end of thread. Slip ball on cordeliere, and after running the end of cord through the ribbon holes and fastening it firmly, slip ball over the joining, fill with cotton and draw up with the thread left. Fasten the two balls to the slip ball.

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